Mathematics is all around us. We use it every day for a wide range of purposes; from deciding on the sequence in which we dress ourselves, to calculating how much time we have available for an activity. 175 more words

## Tags » Mathematical Thinking

#### MathThink rides again

It’s been two years since I last wrote a post to this blog. Originally, that hiatus came about because other issues took most of my time, and besides, my… 805 more words

#### How do you know?

Being able to verbalise the steps taken to arrive at an answer or a conclusion is a valuable skill. It is particularly important with mathematical thinking, even at beginning stages. 989 more words

#### Math Is Everywhere: Know Where to Look

These scenarios might seem familiar to you:

- A 1-year-old tugs at her mother’s leg, demanding, “Up! Up!”

- A group of 3-year-olds receive unequal amounts of cookies, prompting them to emphatically point out who has the most. 1,062 more words

#### A challenge / plea to math folks

Two interesting math contest related articles this week. First in the Atlantic an article about different participation rates in math contests for girls and for boys: 325 more words

#### Personalizing Word Problems

Many researchers have looked deeply at the impact of personalization of word problems on student achievement. Bailey notes that students “don’t care how many apples Bob gave to Suzy. 85 more words